Eerie deepfakes claiming to show Trump’s arrest spread across Twitter

March 23, 2023

Twitter was flooded Wednesday with AI-generated deepfake photos of former President Donald Trump resisting arrest and trying to run from police ahead of his potential New York indictment this week. In others, he’s depicted breaking free from cops and bolting as Melania Trump and Donald Trump Jr. shout in protest of his arrest. Twitter / Eliot HigginsThe deepfakes also show Melania Trump protesting the arrest. Twitter / Eliot HigginsThe images were made using the prompt “Donald Trump falling over while getting arrested. Twitter / Eliot HigginsThe fake images also show the former president lifting weights behind bars.